Category Archive: Just the Journal

Apr 02 2015

Not so tough after all


After taking a well-earned break from training following my first-ever 10k race last summer, I found myself having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. At this point in my life I know myself pretty well, and  though I wasn’t happy about it, I could easily accept the fact that having a specific …

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Mar 17 2015

Wardrobe problems of the best kind


I was almost 30 minutes late for work this morning … or more accurately, 30 minutes later than I intended to arrive (we have flex time so as long as I’m there before 9 a.m., I’m not technically late) … because I couldn’t figure out what to wear. Which is really ridiculous considering how little …

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Mar 11 2015



I am normally pretty disciplined about skipping the first generation of any new technology, even when it’s an Apple product, but the new watch coming out of Cupertino is seriously going to test my resolve. I’m a gadget junkie to begin with, and an Apple FanGurl besides. Add in the fact that I’ve always had a “thing” for …

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Feb 20 2015

So much for my imperviousness to cold & flu season


As a general rule, I’m a really healthy person. I rarely catch whatever bug is going around, even when Dr. Darling brings it home. In fact, it’s kind of a running joke between us that contagious diseases only travel one-way in our house. Not too long ago, I was bragging to some colleagues about how I had not …

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Jan 26 2015

2015 MalmöMilen = no longer “optional”


Last summer I ran my very first (and only) 10K race. And I’m using the term “race”  very loosely here. For me, the only race involved was against the event crew responsible for disassembling the finish line timing system. I had been challenged to run it the summer before by my friend and then soon-to-be …

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Jan 22 2015

Delusions of Feline


I don’t know about you, but I seem to dream most vividly right before I wake up in the morning. Or sometimes, AFTER I believe I’ve already woken up. Take this morning, for example. I *thought* I was awake and thinking about a list of tasks that I wanted to remember to handle later in the …

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Jan 17 2015

The clean pants shuffle


Dr. Darling and I have a long-established and fairly functional division of labor when it comes to household chores around the Penthouse Nordic. And we have had, up until this point, a particularly good system for the laundry. The deal is that I do laundry on the Saturdays when she works, and she does it …

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